Colorful Lines

Baltimore's leading museums, the Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art, are opening a joint exhibition of more than 150 watercolors and drawings by Cezanne, Daumier, Degas and their contemporaries. "The Essence of Line: French Drawings From Ingres to Degas" opens Sunday and remains up through Sept. 11 at both institutions. The Walters is at 600 N. Charles St. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 to 5; admission is $10, seniors $8, college students $6, ages 6 to 17 $2, younger free. The BMA, on Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st streets, next to Wyman Park, is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 to 5 and weekends from 11 to 6. Admission is $7, seniors and college students $5, ages 18 and younger free. For the Walters, call 410-547-9000; for BMA, call 410-396-7100. See story on Page 48.

Taking a Global View

International musicians and dancers, including the Silk Road Dance Company, Memory of African Culture and Havana Select, will perform on two stages at a free World Refugee Day festival Saturday from noon to 4 at the National Geographic Society, 17th and M streets NW. There will also be children's art workshops, a crafts market and ethnic foods. World Refugee Day is sponsored by the United Nations Refugee Agency and is commemorated by events in more than 100 countries. Call 202-857-7588.

Boats on the Bay

* The Chesapeake Bay chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society hosts the 18th annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival Friday from 11 to 5, Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 9 to 2 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, on Mills Street off Route 33 in St. Michaels on Maryland's Eastern Shore. More than 100 restored wooden power boats from the 1920s through the '60s, including a cruising yacht once owned by Howard Hughes, will be on display. There will also be wooden boat-building demonstrations, entertainment and food vendors. Admission is $11, seniors $10, ages 6 to 17 $6, younger free. Call 410-745-2916 or visit

* The Maritime Heritage Festival celebrates nautical life Saturday from 10 to 6 on the waterfront in Historic St. Mary's City, Md., on Route 5 in St. Mary's County. Small-craft builders will show and talk about their vessels, radio-controlled models will compete in a regatta, and a Coast Guard patrol boat and the Skipjack Nathan will be open for tours. There will also be a crafts fair, food vendors and hands-on children's activities. Folk duo Charlie Zahm & Tad Marks perform at 6. Admission is $7.50, seniors and students $6, ages 6 to 12 $3.50, younger free. Call 240-895-4990 or visit

A detail from Daumier's "The Omnibus," on exhibit in "The Essence of Line: French Drawings From Ingres to Degas," opening Sunday at Baltimore's Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art.